Improvement Works for Dawley High Street

 

Date : 14/09/17                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pres Ref 20171409

Improvement Works for Dawley High Street

Work will start shortly in Dawley High Street to make improvements to the footway and see the installation of a number of bollards and hanging basket stands.

This work is being carried out in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council and Great Dawley Town Council, the Master Plan Project will see a number of upgrades and improvements being delivered to repair damage to the pavements which have been made by vehicles parking on the High Street.

The work involved will close the High Street for more than a month to allow bollards in to be installed as well as major improvements to the footway, this is part of the Telford & Wrekin Council’s Pride in Our Community high street investment programme.

The High Street will be closed for vehicles from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday from 25 September to 3 November to allow the work to take place.  Pedestrian access to the High Street will remain.  The Friday Street Market will continue to trade in the high street, as normal, during this period although stalls will be moved along the street to allow the work to take place in phases.

The wider programme of improvements by Great Dawley Town Council includes painted shutters to brighten up shop frontages, directional signs in four of the town’s main car parks, improved lighting, improvements to the Victorian bandstand, and installation of Blue Plaques to mark sites of historic interest.

Great Dawley Town Council has sent letters to affected shops, market traders, local residents, the nearby schools and sheltered housing schemes to inform them of what is happening.

The continued improvements made to Dawley High Street follow on from the successful Shop Frontage Scheme completed by the Great Dawley Town Council. This scheme has seen a number of shops and business improve the appearance and entrances to their premises with a £250 grant from the Town Council.

Councillor Shaun Davies, leader of Telford & Wrekin Council, said: “This represents much needed investment in the centre of Dawley and I am sure that residents and the business community will welcome the changes.”

Councilor Jane Pinter, Mayor of Great Dawley Town Council said ‘Dawley High Street has been open to vehicles for a number years and unfortunately damaged has been caused over a period time resulting in the urgent need for these improvements works.  The Town Council is really pleased to have been included as part of the Telford & Wrekin Council Pride in Our Community high street investment programme, which will be delivered along with other improvements’. 

 

 

Notes to editors:     

  Further information for the media is available from:

Clare Turner, Clerk, Great Dawley Town Council on 01952 567 911, or clerk@greatdawley.com /    www.greatdawley.org.uk

Great Dawley Town Council serves Dawley and Malinlsee, it has 14 councillors, 7 serving Dawley and 7 serving Malinlsee. The Town Council has a Mayor Councillor Jane Pinter (Lab) and the Chair is Councillor Shaun Davies (Lab)